E2020

Organizing communities. Strategizing politics. From the Arab Spring to Election 2020

Esam Boraey

Organizing communities. Strategizing politics. From the Arab Spring to Election 2020 with Esam Boraey In this E2020 Speaker Series event, Boraey will speak about his experience as an activist during the Egyptian revolution of 2011, reflect on his work with the American Muslim Alliance and Connecticut Council on Interreligious Understanding, and offer thoughts on this…

CSPL/CGST 480 Engaged Projects

CSPL/CGST480 Engaged Projects CSPL/CGST480 ENGAGED PROJECTS is a new 1-credit course in which students study a topic of their choice and produce a final project for a public audience. EPs respond to this critical moment in history by empowering students to connect their academic pursuits to what is happening in the world around them. They…

Wesleyan University: Students Join Political Campaigns, Organizations for Summer E2020 Initiative

This summer, 16 students will promote democracy and broaden their engagement with the public sphere through Wesleyan’s Engage 2020 Initiative (E2020) Fund. The initiative is a comprehensive university effort to support student learning via civic engagement and liberal arts education. Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan sets goals for building civic preparedness among students, faculty, and staff, and for…

Cardinal Community Commitment in the time of COVID-19

We are amazed to see the Wesleyan community stepping up to support each other and their home communities during this turbulent and uncertain time. Whether you support a mutual aid network, phonebank for a presidential campaign, or tutor students remotely, the Cardinal Community Commitment continues to reflect the University’s collective approach to civic engagement, as…

E2020 Summer Session Funding Support Application Now Open

Though the COVID-19 crisis has impacted our ability to do this work in-person, we remain committed to supporting student learning and civic preparedness via E2020. The deadline for the upcoming summer cycle is now May 22, 2020 (11:59pm). Only proposals for remote support of civic engagement efforts will be reviewed unless social distancing restrictions are lifted before…

Civic Engagement Certificate Spring 2020 Info Session + Lunch

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and in general to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in…

2020 Elections, Grassroots Organizing, and Criminal Justice Reform

Join local organizers for a panel discussion on 2020 Elections, Grassroots Organizing, and Criminal Justice Reform. The discussion will be moderated by Jesse Nasta, Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies. Panelists Lorenzo Jones, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director at the Katal Center for Healthy, Equity, and Justice Rev. Maurice Winley, Executive Director of Living Redemption…

Liberty and the Nation: The State of Liberalism in Today’s Nationalist Revival

Liberty and the Nation: The State of Liberalism in Today’s Nationalist Revival with Kai Weiss Nationalist ideas are on the rise again in today’s world. President Donald Trump called himself a “nationalist,” and prominent thinkers around the West, from TV host Tucker Carlson to intellectuals like Yoram Hazony, have embraced the idea of the importance…

E2020 Reception: Student Reflections on Winter Session Experiences

The Wesleyan Engage 2020 (E2020) initiative is a comprehensive university effort to support student learning via civic engagement and liberal arts education. The first stage of E2020 made available course credit and funding for students who wish to engage in voter registration efforts, issue advocacy, or political campaigns at the local, state or national level.…

The Fault Lines of Evangelicalism: Donald Trump, Christianity Today, and the History of a Movement

The Fault Lines of Evangelicalism: Donald Trump, Christianity Today, and the History of a Movement with Chamberlain Fellow Joseph P. Slaughter   Every election cycle evangelicals are an influential group to be reckoned with for journalists, pundits, politicians, and political strategists. Under President Donald J. Trump, their political power is reflected by increased White House access, and…